OSP FO# 11-236

AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PROGRAM: Alan T. Waterman Award

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation, and is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years old or younger, or not more than seven years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by December 31, 2011. Candidate criteria include originality, innovation and significant impact on the field.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: The awardee will receive a $500,000 non-restrictive grant over a three-year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.

Mayra N. Montrose
Office of Integrated Activities
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1270
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8040
Fax: (703) 292-9040
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp

REMARKS: Nominations must be submitted via NSF FastLane’s honorary awards nomination site which may be accessed at: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/. Nomination packages consist of a nomination and four letters of reference. The references cannot come from the nominee’s home institution.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.